DRS divisions and governing board

The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services has six program divisions including:

  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Visual Services
  • Oklahoma School for the Blind
  • Oklahoma School for the Deaf
  • Disability Determination Services
  • Support Services

Photos of DRS clients and the words Annual Report 2017

Commission for Rehabilitation Services is the governing board for DRS. Three officials lead the board including:

Chairman Jack Tucker
Oktaha resident Jack Tucker is a retired teacher and principal from DRS’ Oklahoma School for the Deaf.
He is a former DRS client with a visual disability, who spent more than 40 years motivating students.
Tucker designed and developed award-winning OSD programs, including the Occupational Training Opportunities for the Deaf.

Commissioner April Danahy
Vice Commissioner April Danahy is Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Communications at the Security National Bank of Enid. She has 18 years of experience in corporate communications and human resources and 17 years of radio experience. Danahy is active in the Enid community and holds positions on numerous nonprofit boards. She was appointed to the Commission by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Commissioner Emily Cheng
Commissioner Emily Cheng serves as the disability services coordinator and an academic adviser at Oklahoma State University — Oklahoma City.
Gov. Mary Fallin appointed her to the post.
Cheng has a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.